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BEATLES FOR SALE

The Beatles

 

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UMUR
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3 stars Beatles for Sale is the fourth full-length studio album by British pop/ rock act The Beatles. Its also the fourth studio album by The Beatles in just two years and the tired look on the faces of the band on the album cover artwork, which depicts the band wearing black clothes and looking serious, was probably due to an extensive and exhausting workload which in addition to writing and recording music also included countless live shows and TV appearances as well as numourous interviews. Sometimes The Beatles played two shows at night. This was not considered unusual at the time but try and get modern artists to do the same. They would be complaining like hell.

The music on Beatles for Sale is probably as a consequence of the little time the band had to write music again a mix of own compositions and cover songs like on the two first albums by the band ( which was not the case on the previous album A Hard Days Night (1964), where all compositions were written by the band). This also leads to a slight decline in quality compared to A Hard Days Night but the quality is generally very high. The vocal harmonies are beautiful and theres a new folk influence in some songs on the album. Im beginning to hear signs of what was to come on later releases. Eight Days a Week was the single release from the album and the most known song and its a classic IMO but I also enjoy songs like I'm a Loser and Baby's in Black. There are a few misses along the way but its been like that on all previous releases too so no surprises there.

The musicianship and production values are at a good level.

Beatles for Sale is a good album by The Beatles and a 3 star rating in my book but its first from here on that the output of the band began to be really interesting IMO.

UMUR | 3/5 |

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